Street-Light Repairer

Test, adjust, and repair street lights and traffic signals.
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Salary Range
$29,000 – $81,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Street-Light Repairers do?

Tests, adjusts, and repairs mercury-vapor, fluorescent, electric-arc, or incandescent street lights and traffic signals in shop: Disassembles lamp, using handtools. Tests and examines components to determine need for repair or replacement, using electrical testing devices, such as test lamps, voltmeter, and wattmeter. Repairs or replaces broken connections, defective coils, cracked insulators, and other electrical components. Connects repaired lamp to test circuit and regulates such adjustable components as shunt coils until lamp meets operating specifications, according to electrical gauge readings, using screwdriver. Winds replacement coils on bench lathe and bakes freshly insulated coils in oven. Installs repaired lamp in outside casing or canopy.

Should I be a Street-Light Repairer?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Leader: You're good at taking charge, giving directions, and inspiring other people.

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    How to become a Street-Light Repairer

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